Biography / CV
Nitesh Chawla started his tenure-track position at Notre Dame in 2007, was promoted and tenured in 2011, and recognized with the Frank Freimann Collegiate Chair of Engineering position in 2012. His research is focused on Big Data, network science, and data science. He is at the frontier of interdisciplinary applications with innovative work in healthcare analytics, social and information networks, social media, and climate/environmental sciences. Prof. Chawla is the recipient of multiple awards for research and teaching innovation including outstanding teacher awards, outstanding dissertation award, Michiana 40 Under 40, National Academy of Engineers New Faculty Fellowship, and a number of best paper awards and nominations. He received the IBM Watson Faculty Award in 2012, the IBM Big Data and Analytics Faculty Award in 2013, and the IEEE CIS Outstanding Early Career Award in 2014. He serves on editorial boards of a number of journals and organization/program committees of top-tier conferences.
Prof. Chawla serves as a PI/Co-PI on over $17 Million Dollars of External Research Funding (since 2007). He is the Director of Data Inference Analytics and Learning Lab (DIAL); Director of the The Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science & Applications (iCeNSA); Director of ND-GAIN Index; Fellow of the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values; Fellow of the Institute of Asia and Asian Studies; and Program Lead for the Transportation Networks in the Environmental Change Initiative. He is the Founder of Aunalytics, Inc., a start-up focused on Big Data Analytics.